Ten days after their second win of the season, the New Orleans Saints will try to build a modest win streak when they face the Indianapolis Colts. The hometown Colts are 5.5-point NFL Week 7 betting favorites to beat the Saints. The game kicks off on FOX this Sunday at 1 PM ET from Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
A Closer Look At New Orleans Saints at Indianapolis Colts NFL Week 7 Odds & My Betting Analysis
What: New Orleans Saints (2-4) at Indianapolis Colts (3-3)
When: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Indianapolis, IN
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
Spread: Colts -5.5
Moneyline: New Orleans +195 vs Indianapolis -235
Game Total: 52.5
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: New Orleans vs Indianapolis
If You Are Betting On The New Orleans Saints Odds At +5.5
The New Orleans Saints are 2-4 straight up and 3-3 against the spread so far in 2015. They average 22.3 points (17th), 302.3 passing yards (3rd) and 84.7 rushing yards (31th) per game. Last week, they handed the high-flying Falcons their first loss of the season on TNF.
QB Drew Brees has thrown for 1616 yards, 7 TDs & 3 INTs while completing 68.4% of his passes so far in 2015. He has posted a 96.5 passer rating. Last week, he went 30 of 39 for 312 yards and a TD, topping 300 for the fourth time in his five games.
Rookie WR Willie Snead (26 rec, 486 yards, 1 TD) has been a surprise for the Saints this season. He has leap frogged second-year WR Brandin Cooks (29 rec, 363 yards, 1 TD) and veteran WR Marquees Colston (18 rec, 200 yards, 0 TDs) as Brees top target this season. Colston is suffering from separated shoulder that kept him out of last week’s contest.
RB Mark Ingram (88 att, 307 yards, 4 TDs) has been his usual self, plodding to an average of 3.5 yards per carry. He also has 27 receptions for 230 yards.
New Orleans defense gives up 27.3 points (28th), 272.0.0 passing yards (24th), and 138.2 rushing yards (30th) per game. Kenny Vaccaro leads the Saints with 39 tackles, and Hau’oli Kikaha has four sacks.
If You Are Betting On The Indianapolis Colts Odds At -5.5
The Indianapolis Colts are 3-3 straight up and 2-4 against the spread record so far this season. The Colts average 21.0 points (23rd), 250.5 passing yards (13th) and 96.7.0 rushing yards (22nd) per game. Last week they lost to the New England Patriots 34-27 after a special teams’ debacle of epic proportions.
QB Andrew Luck (1065 yards, 8 TDs & 7 INTs) has finally looked every bit the stud he is last week. He had a 98.1 rating, 312 yards and three TDs with no interceptions against the Patriots on SNF last week.
WR TY Hilton (33 rec, 456 yards, 1 TDs) leads the Colts in targets, receptions and yards. He scored his first TD of the season last week. New addition WR Andre Johnson (16 rec, 163 yards 2 TDs) has been slow to assimilate to the new offense.
Off-season acquisition RB Frank Gore (89 att, 403 yards 3 TDs) ran for 78 yards against the Patriots last Sunday. He started off the game strong, but the Colts had to abandon the run after the Pats stormed out of the gates early.
Indianapolis’s defense gives up 24.5 points (18th), 289.0 passing yards (28th) and 112.7 rushing yards (20th) per game. D’Qwell Jackson leads the Colts with 71 tackles; Henry Anderson has six tackles for loss and Mike Adams has four interceptions, including a Brady pick-six.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- New Orleans Saints 1-2 On Road this season
- New Orleans Saints 5-6 On Road since last season
- Indianapolis Colts 7-4-1 At Home since last season
- Indianapolis Colts 10-8-1 As Favorite since last season
- New Orleans Saints 1-2 As Road Underdog this season
- Indianapolis Colts 6-4-1 As Home Favorite since last season
- Indianapolis Colts 1-2 O-U At Home this season
- Indianapolis Colts 5-7 O-U At Home since last season
- New Orleans Saints 2-4 O-U vs Teams Averaging 21 to 25 PPG since last season
- Indianapolis Colts 2-3 O-U vs Teams Averaging 21 to 25 PPG since last season
The Saints are 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a S.U. win, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 7, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog.
The Colts are 18-5 ATS in their last 23 games following a SU loss, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0, 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 home games, 20-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in October, and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
My NFL Week 7 Betting Pick: Saints +5.5.
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- New Orleans: Marques Colston.
- Indianapolis: D’Joun Smith.